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Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
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Computing with Programming, Games Development & Cyber Security - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: IF1FE21

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Interested in a career in computing (networking, system security, software development, web technologies or computer science)?

This course provides the skills and experience to launch your successful career in industries increasingly reliant on technology professionals.

Want to learn how to create games people will love? About the growing challenges of keeping networks safe – and how to stay on top? 

This Level 3 Extended Diploma will provide students with a broad knowledge of IT and the confidence and abilities to progress to higher education courses not only in technology, but also a great many other disciplines.

You will study:

  • Information Technology Systems
  • Creating Systems to Manage Information
  • The Internet of Things 
  • Digital 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Programming
  • Website Development
  • Computer Games Development
  • Cyber Security and Incident Management
  • Cloud Storage and Collaboration Tools
  • IT Service Delivery
  • Mobile Apps Development
  • IT Project Management
  • Using Social Media in Business

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English or a relevant level 2 qualification.
  • GCSE Computer Science is not a mandatory requirement.

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning differs for each module, with practical units including a summative assignment to demonstrate what you have learned.

Students are initially supported by demonstrations and walkthroughs and later by a workshop/individual focus intended to foster creativity.

Modules are delivered by subject specialists with industry experience.

Facilities and resources are regularly updated to improve your experience in college and to match the needs of the course.

Our state-of-the-art facilities are regularly refreshed to meet the standards of awarding bodies for our Computing courses.

Those awarding bodies include CISCO, British Computer Society (BCS), Tech Partnership, Pearson, City & Guilds, and Lancaster University.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

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Public Services - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: TS1FE16

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Public Services at Blackpool and the Fylde College is an exciting, active and rewarding course delivered by tutors who are experts in their field, these experts can provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get you qualified and employed or for you to progress onto higher level courses.

You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities will be both practical and theory based and include where possible vocational experts currently serving in the Uniformed Public Services.

The course is over one academic year and you will study eight topics listed below worth 1.5 A'Levels.

You will study the following units:

  1. Government, Policies and the Public Services (10 credits)
  2. Leadership and Team work in the Public Services (15 credits)
  3. Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services (15 credits)
  4. Understanding Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services (10 credits)
  5. Physical Preparation, Health and Lifestyle in the Public Services (10 credits)
  6. Fitness testing in the Uniformed Public Services (10 credits)
  7. Crime and its effects on society (10 credits)
  8. Responding to Emergency Incidents (10 credits)

You will also have a dedicated PE practical session each week which you must participate in.

As part of your Programme of Study, you will also cover the following area. You must complete all of these qualifications to be successful:

  1. Developmental maths and English programme
  2. Tutorial – you will have a one to one every 4 – 5 weeks with your tutor to assess your progress and set targets
  3. Work Experience and Volunteering programme- employer visits, hands on experiences, guest speakers from industry experts.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (previously grade C) or above, including English and Maths OR a First Diploma at merit plus English and Maths at grade 4/C.

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Public Services (QCF)

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Our teaching methods are interactive, learner centred and up to date. Every lesson will have planned objectives, a starter activity, learning chunks and a plenary. The main learning activities will be structured to meet different needs, so learners can work at different speeds. Where possible, Lecturers will try to make learning as practical and as hands on as possible, to enhance the learning experience. Individualised teaching and learning suiting all preferred learning styles is key to the delivery of all courses within the School. Lectures, Industry visits, Guest Speakers, Workshops, Group work, Internet and learning resource centre based research, practical sessions are just a few of our methods.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

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Art and Design - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VA1FE73

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Blackpool and the Fylde College BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an Applied General qualification and is equivalent in size to three A Levels. Learners who want to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications. The qualification has been developed for post-16 learners who wish to focus their learning on art and design with a view to progressing to a related higher education course and potentially a career in the sector. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Art and Design is studied over two years.

The aim of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the materials, techniques and processes used in the art and design process. Our purpose is to guide your learning supplying you with essential knowledge of how to use the creative process, research methods, idea and concept development, the use of appropriate materials and methods, evaluation and reflection of creative practice.

You will have access to excellent facilities and staff with specialist ‘real world’ skills that will develop you for your future career and as part of your preparation for BA application. This course primarily attracts school leavers but we welcome those learners keen on upgrading skills and returning to study.

Entry Requirements

If you have passion and interest in creative practice, and are prepared to work towards developing your potential we want to hear from you.

Successful applicants to this course will usually have:

5 GCSE’s at C and above of which one must be either English or Maths.

In is an advantage if you have taken art or product design at GCSE level, but if you can evidence a skill and a passion in Art and Design then we can help you with your future.

We encourage conscientious and tenacious students, hardworking and dedicated. Punctuality and full attendance is also required; expectations are that we are training you for the workplace.

Qualification Obtained

Applied General Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be working on practical assignments where you will be producing art and design work, with a wide variety of techniques, materials, and methods.  In addition you will be given the opportunity to investigate experimental approaches to your work, combining traditional and digital methods. You will be expected to research, plan, explore, develop, produce and then evaluate and reflect on your ideas.

The primary teaching method is specialist workshop based demonstration and experimentation which is supported by individual and group based projects and briefs.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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Music Performance and Production - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: VM1FE229

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020University Centre2 YearsApply

Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been designed for aspiring musicians who have an interest in performance and production who wish to explore their passion via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

You'll get the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the music industry.

Students can look forward to taught sessions, workshops, independent study, online learning and work experience, developing a wide range of skills in music performance and production while exploring the music business, music theory, songwriting and recording.

This course supports the development of your individual creative portfolio and provides the opportunity to develop your music for commercial release.

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including either Maths or English, or
  • A Level 2 Diploma plus GCSE Maths or English at grade C or above.

Applicants should already have experience either playing an instrument or singing. All applicants will have an individual performance assessment with the music tutors prior to enrolment.

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This full-time course is delivered in workshops that encourage practical application of skills developed.

Students will work in group production tasks and also independently.

All the tutors on the course are working or have worked in the industry and can share a wealth of experience and have higher levels of education in media specific areas.

Whilst on the course you will be able to work with staff for external clients in response to live briefs, giving you a greater understanding of the music industry.

A typical timetable will consist of session and workshops over a four-day week with the fifth being used for independent research or production.

You will have access to specialist equipment for independent study time and rehearsal time.

In addition to traditional learning environments you’ll spend time in industry-standard work spaces including:

  • The Recording Studio – Pro Tools 12 HD and 24 Channel Analogue Mixing Desk.
  • The Mixing Suite – acoustic treated for professional level mixing in both Pro Tools and Logic Pro X software.
  • Music Performance Room – versatile space for acoustic and band performances which also functions as a live sound venue including a PreSonus live Digital mixing desk.
  • Music Production Suite – fully equipped with iMacs running Logic Pro X software. Space accommodates: Music Sequencing, Sound for Moving Image, Music Theory and Music Production work.
  • Rehearsal Rooms – fully equipped with mixing desks, guitar and bass amp emulation, electronic drum kits and microphones for extended rehearsals and performance preparations. Each room also has an iMac with a sound card for additional songwriting and recording activities.
  • University Centre Theatre – provides an excellent performance space for live gigs.

Expect up to 12 hours a week in a studio or classroom setting.

You will also have access to specialist equipment for independent study time and this could be up to an additional six hours a week.
 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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Animal Science - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: ES1FE0017

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Prepare for university and/or a career in the growing area of animal science with this exciting new Level 3 Triple Diploma. Through a range of practical and theory sessions, you will learn the specifics of animal biology, interaction, training, behaviour, grooming and conservation. A relevant work placement will allow you to develop your employability skills and there is even the opportunity to demonstrate your learning with your own pet at home. Delivered in excellent facilities by a highly qualified team of tutors and technicians, the course features guaranteed progression to our BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (subject to completion criteria).

Entry Requirements

To do this course, you will need GCSE Science, Maths and English at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C), or equivalent

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Animal Management

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, designed to emphasise the link between knowledge and application. These include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, online learning and a work placement.

Teaching is both tutor-led and student-led, with group work playing a part as well as individual learning to provide a well-rounded learning experience that caters for different learning styles.

The course comprises a total of 400 timetabled hours and you will be expected to devote an additional 100 hours to online learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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Engineering - Level 3 Triple Diploma

Course Code: EC1FE418

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Start your journey towards becoming a fully qualified engineer with the Level 3 Triple Diploma in Engineering. Co-created with industry to allow you to develop the exact skills needed for university and/or employment, this course aims to develop a range of engineering skills. There is a strong focus on experimental and practical techniques so you learn to apply your knowledge to real industry scenarios. You will also develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities. This is a challenging and exciting course, featuring work experience and delivered by enthusiastic expert tutors all keen to support you towards success.

Entry Requirements

This course is intended for those aged 16 to 18 with 5 GCSEs, usually at grades 5-6 or higher, including Maths, English and Science (or equivalent qualifications).

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Extended Diploma in Engineering

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Most of the teaching and learning on this course takes place in our dedicated engineering suites and computer-based classrooms.

Our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.

These include plenty of practical activities, designed to develop your understanding of key engineering principles as well as your employability skills. Guest speakers from industry provide real-life insight into your chosen career area.

Throughout the course, we will provide you with lots of individual support, including regular target setting and reviews to ensure you remain on track.

Timetabled hours per week total 13 and we will expect you to devote an additional 3 hours each week to independent study.

Practical sessions account for 60% of the taught element of this course and theory, 40%.

The course also features work experience in a relevant placement setting, study skills sessions and a personal tutorial.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Download Full Course Details